To his critics he is an arrogant misogynist who wouldn't be where he is without his famous father, Kingsley. To his fans he is a brilliant chronicler of our times whose literary success — and success with women — has fuelled resentment and envy. As Martin Amis prepares to celebrate his 60th birthday on Tuesday, we asked 15 leading literary figures whether they love him or loathe him. I haven't read him for a while. I parted company with him because of his attitude towards the Iraq war.
Money Makes the Man: Gender and Sexuality in Martin Amis’s Money | SpringerLink
Self said Amis was the most important writer in English since the s and Amis returned the compliment, saying Self seemed to be the result of a romantic union between Jorge Luis Borges and J. But they differed when it came to politics and sex. Amis has become a hardline feminist. He said he sometimes looks back at his first two or three novels with new, feminist eyes.
Martin Amis: Postmodernism and Beyond pp Cite as. If, as the proverb states, money makes the man, then the denouement of Money calls the gender of its protagonist, John Self, into question by leaving him penniless. Such a reading contradicts existing interpretations of the text that propose that it endorses male hegemony. Although it is possible to counter the charge that Amis is a masculinist writer by arguing that Money offers a critique of masculinity, this essay contends that the novel goes further than highlighting the need to redefine dominant modes of manhood. Unable to display preview.
She did not count the strokes. Patiently, forcibly she beat his buttocks and thighs. Red gashes would fade in time.